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Our Trust of Schools

Who We Are

Welcome to Matford Brook Academy, a brand new all-through school within the Haldon Reach development on the outskirts of Exeter. Our school opened to our first cohort of Year 7 pupils in September 2023. We look forward to welcoming a new Year 7 cohort in September 2024, as well as opening to our first Reception pupils and our dedicated Nursery and Preschool. We are also taking expressions of interest from the families of pupils who will be in Year 1 from September 2024 who wish to attend Matford Brook Academy. Please get in touch with us should you wish to know more about this potential opportunity.

If you are a prospective family, you can find out more from our prospective families page

Our mission at Matford Brook Academy is to provide an excellent, all-through education that empowers children to believe they can, and should, change the world around them.

Hannah Rose
Acting Headteacher, Matford Brook Academy

Emily Simpson-Horne
Headteacher (maternity leave)

Siobhan Meredith 
Director of Education for Ted Wragg Trust

We summarise this in one mantra that is woven through the fabric of our school: at Matford Brook Academy, we write our story. We are providing a school with an excellent education and opportunities for our children, rooted in the core understanding that, in order for children to thrive both now and in their future, they need to believe that the greatest influence on their lives is themselves.

I could not be more pleased to be welcoming you to this new school community from the beginning. As part of the Ted Wragg Trust, Matford Brook Academy will belong to an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools. I will be working closely with outstanding leaders, teachers, parents, and the local community to provide a warm, happy and successful school community that empowers our children.

Please have a look at our 'Early Brochure' for more information about our vision and values, our curriculum and our school structure.

I look forward to meeting prospective families and members of the local community soon and welcoming our second cohort of pupils for September 2024 so that, together, we can write our story.

Hannah Rose
Acting Headteacher, Matford Brook Academy

Emily Simpson-Horne
Headteacher, Matford Brook Academy (maternity leave)